"So refreshingly unpretentious" (Decode Magazine)
Three words that sum up this excellent Bristol-based five-piece to the letter. Best friends since their schooldays, the boys initially went their own ways: Birmingham, Oxford, London and Australia. They kept in touch, however, forming a plethora of bands along the way. And most importantly, their love of good music just grew and grew, culminating in the somewhat inevitable formation of The Cuban Heels in 2002.
"Bristol's answer to The Kinks or Supergrass" (Venue Magazine)
Early gigs went down a storm and the boys immediately knew they were on to something special. What do they sound like? Catchy tunes, five-part harmonies, and riffs so infectious they should carry a government health warning. Some hear strains of The Kinks, Super Furry Animals, Teenage Fan Club and The Beach Boys. Some don't. After all, the Heels do things their own way.
The Cuban Heels have recently supported, amongst others: Bloc Party; Jarcrew; The Blueskins; and McClusky. They also recently played a storming set at Ashton Court, Bristol's biggest music festival and, in what's now a common occurrence, they were asked to play an encore due to the crowd's response.
"Go see The Cuban Heels" (Bristol Evening Post)
After a busy summer of writing and recording new material, the boys are heading back out on the road, infecting as many impressionable young minds as possible with their catchy, riff-laden, insanely melodic songs. The local press are raving about them, a single release is pencilled in for early January '05 and their fanbase just grows and grows.